Definitions for: Squelch

[n] an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
[n] (informal) a crushing remark
[v] suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
[v] to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
[v] walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
[v] make a sucking sound

Webster (1913) Definition: Squelch, v. i. [Perh. imitative. Cf. Squelch.]
To make a sound like that made by the feet of one walking in
mud or slush; to make a kind of swashing sound; also, to move
with such a sound.

He turned and strode to the fire, his boots squelching
as he walked. --P. L. Ford.

A crazy old collier squelching along under squared
yards. --W. C.

Squelch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Squelched; p. pr. & vb.
n. Squelching.] [Cf. prov. E. quelch a blow, and quel to
crush, to kill.]
To quell; to crush; to silence or put down. [Colloq.]

Oh 't was your luck and mine to be squelched. --Beau. &

If you deceive us you will be squelched. --Carlyle.

Squelch, n.
A heavy fall, as of something flat; hence, also, a crushing
reply. [Colloq.] --Hudibras.

Synonyms: crush, mash, put-down, quell, quench, slop, slosh, splash, splosh, squash, squeeze, squelch circuit, squelcher, squelcher, squish, takedown

See Also: circuit, conquer, curb, derision, electric circuit, electrical circuit, footslog, go, inhibit, pad, plod, press, slog, sound, stamp, stamp down, steamroller, subdue, suppress, telescope, tramp, tread, trudge, wring

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